ANGEL OLSEN

Very often, the move from containment to connection is a difficult one. After all, there's a lot at stake – one's sense of self, most importantly – but sometimes, it comes naturally and easily. For Missouri-born, singer-songwriter and guitarist Angel Olsen, the recording of her second album was a relaxed and enjoyable process, despite the fact that she was working on her own, highly personal material in creative collaboration for the first time, with musicians she'd been playing with for barely six months. That the three are now a band proper says much about not only their talent, but also the singer's desire to push her extraordinarily compelling songs into new territory and watch them develop.

LSTN // Angel Olsen Live at WNYC’s Soundcheck

We’re all human. It’s hard for us to find stuff to agree on. The new Angel Olsen session and interview up at WNYC’s Soundcheck does not fall into this category. In fact, this performance is so darn good it’ll make you want to go out and buy an ice cream cone for your neighbor. Listen to “Always Half Strange,” “Some Things Cosmic,” and “Lonely Universe” first, though.

Now that you’ve had your listening fun, go see Angel live! Our strange darling is playing Pitchfork, End of the Road, and Hopscotch festivals this summer. She will also perform at London’s Bush Hall and Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. Dates and links available HERE.

Artist Signing // Angel Olsen Joins Jagjaguwar Family

It is a special kind of day when you get to announce the signing of an artist as talented and all-consuming as Angel Olsen. Her voice is an incredibly strange, yet warmly inviting instrument always positioned at the forefront of her songs. The St. Louis raised, now Chicago-based singer began experimenting with her voice at a young age, recording tapes and then teaching herself to harmonize with those recordings. That process — of listening and recording and listening and recording — has imbued her music with a confidence and wisdom that extends as much to her arrangements as to the voice that defines her music.

And it’s little surprise, then, that her work is inspired by what she describes as “being home, feeling home within yourself. Simple things like homes and existence and death and birth.” Her music is defined by many of the same signposts by which folk music first defined itself — resonant images, bold voices, deeply human tones. And so Olsen is, to turn a phrase, bringing it all back home.

Enough with the words! With all of this, it’s best you just hear what exactly we are talking about. Watch Angel perform “Miranda” live at Grand Street Bakery – video below. You’ll also find Angel’s forthcoming tour dates listed at the end of the post. Read the rest of this entry »

Windows by Angel Olsen

Hi-Five by Angel Olsen

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

11/29/14
Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall  w/ Lionlimb, State Champion

12/01/14
San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall  w/ Kevin Morby

12/02/14
San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Solo)  w/ Meg Baird

12/03/14
Los Angeles, CA - FYF PRESENTS @ The Silent Movie Theatre (Solo)

12/04/14
Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre  w/ Kevin Morby

12/06/14
New York, NYC - Roulette (Solo)  w/ Jaye Bartell

12/08/14
New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom  w/ Lionlimb

See all upcoming shows

US:
Andrew Morgan
Billions
andrew@billions.com

UK/EU:
Nikita Lavrinenko
Paper & Iron Booking
nikita@paperandironbooking.com

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